Sarah Ann (Sally) Hasiey, 97, passed away on Wednesday, December 22, 2021 at 3 p.m. at the Hickory House Nursing Home with family by her side.
Sarah was born in Coatesville on January 17, 1924. She resided her entire life on the Swisher Farm. She was the Daughter of the late Leonard & Elizabeth (Waddell) Swisher and wife of the late Joseph Hasiey and the late Jack Lyons. The youngest of 10 children, she was preceded in death by her 9 siblings, Romaine (Hugie), Leonard (Doc), Menno, Leo, Thelma (Tippy), Agnes (Aggie), Vivian (Ditty), Carol (Mody) & Kathryn (Cassie).
She was also preceded in death by her Son, Greg Lyons.
Sarah is survived by two daughters Kyma Lyons & Selena Oteri. Six grandchildren Meghan Lyons-Cowan (Dan), Matthew Lyons, Kara Wanner (Steve), Greg Shoemaker, Rhianna Larson (Cole), Sarah Oteri and seven great grandchildren Jill, Adrian, Isaiah, Elijah, Kayla, Krisalee and Leo. She was "Aunt Sally" to many nieces and nephews to whom she was very close.
Sally attended Hibernia United Methodist Church since her childhood and the New Union one room schoolhouse completing eight years of education, walking to and from twice a day to make the trip home for lunch.
Sally was a bus driver for Krapf Bus Company (mastering the ole’double clutch gave her a true sense of accomplishment)! She also worked in the Scott High School cafeteria for many years where she met and kept dear friends. If you were a friend of Sally’s it was a life long friendship. Sally volunteered in the Brandywine Hospital Gift Shop for a grand total of 5,000 hours, rarely missing her scheduled Tuesday time slot. She and her sister Vivian (Ditty) and whomever else could join, traveled to/through 48 States giving new meaning to "road trip" they were true trail blazers going off course to drop in on the locals whenever the spirit moved them. This is most likely where her love for the great Wild West and American Indian culture began.
Sally was an avid reader, had a "green" thumb (she could put a dead stick in the ground & it would grow) & enjoyed baking pies and brownies for friends and relatives. She was a huge yard sale & Dollar Store fan. Sally would never claim to be an animal lover, however, her dogs Sandy 1, Sandy 2 and the stray Kitty who waited for her each morning on the kitchen windowsill were obvious loves of hers and any horse who occupied her field would receive hard candy treats every day.
She liked to be "on the go". Sally always said she was like her Mother - if a car was leaving the driveway she was going to be in it and she was! She rarely sat still & maintained her home, yard, volunteer job & regular daily visits to friends and family until her illness in August 2020. This last year of her life she fought and survived unbelievable health obstacles, leaving the medical staff in total disbelief.
Sally was a true gem, one of a kind with a wonderful "dry" sense of humor, no filter (she told it like it was) a bit ornery, flirty and very upbeat and positive, she embraced life to the fullest!
A celebration of this life well lived will be held on Saturday, January 15, 2022 at the Hibernia United Methodist Church, 220 Hibernia Road, Coatesville, PA 19320 with visitation at 10 a.m. Service at 11 a.m. Severe weather date Sunday, January 16, 2022 1:30 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in her memory to Hibernia Church for the "old" Hibernia Church Restoration Fund or to the "Pig Roast" Fund for the September church bazaar at the above address.
Arrangements by the Labs Funeral Home Inc. of Honey Brook, PA. For online condolences, please visit www.thelabsfh.com. .